Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Morning Inspiration

 We had an exciting weekend.  It was full of eletrical work, thunder storms, belly aches, and pizza.  Jace returned from a week of working out of town.  I gladly handed over all baby calf bottles, antibiotic shots, and feeding responsibilities to him.  Those baby cows were glad to see their real "mama" return.

Thunderstorms + calves with bellyaches = mud
And a deal I have been working on for almost a full year finally closed on Friday!  Congratulations to Jace's cousins Hal and Elisa!  They bought Jace's parents old house in Heber.  YEA! for owning their very 1st home and YEA! for buying the house next door to where they are living - moving day should be a breeze.  And YEA! for commission checks.

With all my new wealth ;) I'm dreaming of new wood floors, curtains, and light fixtures.  Here is some Monday morning inspiration featuring a Spanish style house in California.  Celebrities swap houses and husbands faster than I change my underwear but see if you can keep up.  This house belongs to Reese Witherspoon, who recently got hitched on the property.  But the house is for sell.  Some of these pictures are from the local MLS.  But I believe most of these pictures are from when Kathy Ireland owned the house and it was featured in House Beautiful.  Regardless of who is actually living there, I love it.

I need dark wood floors.  And I need them to be on clearance somewhere.
Go ahead and throw in that green office chair too.

I love the white walls and bright pops of color.

White stucco exterior with green painted beams.

The shutters!  That tree!  And check out those plain black asphalt shingles.  Jace and I have been discussing for sometime how this kind of roof would look on our Spanish style home.  Could we replace our wood shingles with asphalt shingles?  I think so.

Happy Monday!  I have a to do list a mile long.  I'm going to give it my best shot.  What are you accomplishing today?

*all house photos found here.


  1. Love it!!! I have decided in order to have those white walls with lots of color, you also have to have bright open rooms. Hmmm. Green beams would be really brave. You could totally pull this house off. Did you all get more calves? And you have been the babysitter? wow. that's nice of you.

  2. First of all.... congrats on closing the deal. Very cool....for all parties :)
    Second.. great inspiration pictures. I just love getting inspired by gorgeous pictures, then making it work for me :)
    Lastly... hope you're getting the 'to-do' list done.
    I'm canning up a storm this week.
    B.T.W... I'm doing a giveaway on my blog. Beautiful fall colored stuff....come check it out.
    Keep up the good work :)